Herb Olbrich, owner of LMK Waterjet in Kenilworth, New Jersey, was asked to perform a miracle for 34th Street in late October this year. He had less than a month to produce a high-profile holiday sign for a major retail store in New York City before the start of the official shopping season. With the…

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The most comprehensive interactive waterjet reference available, the OIR features articles, videos, tutorials, a developer’s guide, teachings on the fundamentals of abrasivejet machining, tips and techniques for faster cutting and higher precision, and much more. A comprehensive index and powerful search function make finding the information you need simple and fast.

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One might describe software developer Autodesk’s Workshop at Pier 9 as a traditional communal workspace. But in reality, it is a highly advanced maker space where artists, engineers, designers, architects and others network and share resources and knowledge that blur the lines between art and manufacturing. It is here that an OMAX® 60120 JetMachining® Center…

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Intelli-CAM is a highly advanced computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software program with two tools in one that can generate either 2D or 3D tool paths from 3D models. Simply import a 3D file from one of the many supported file types such as CATIA, SolidWorks, 3D DXF, or DWG, and the 3D object appears in an…

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OMAX have just introduced their new eLearning program, delivering self-paced courses to help you learn how to use your OMAX machine. OMAX Help Resources OMAX provides many sources of information to help you operate and maintain your OMAX JetMaching Centre. This short course shows you the different places you can look for help when you…

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What is Reverse Osmosis? To understand reverse osmosis, you must first understand osmosis. During natural osmosis, water flows from a less concentrated solution through a semipermeable membrane to a more concentrated saline solution until concentrations on both sides of the membrane are equal. Reverse Osmosis Reverse osmosis requires external pressure to reverse natural osmotic flow.…

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Abrasive waterjet cutting and wire EDM work are the specialties of Jack’s Machine. McGrail noted that what motivated him to venture into abrasive waterjet cutting was the fact that a large portion of the shop’s wire EDM work could be processed much faster using abrasive waterjet cutting. As a result, the shop continues to process…

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When David Durgin of Mainly Metals from Vermont needed to expand out of the niche market he was in, he looked at new machining centers. After reviewing the benefits and drawbacks of lasers, routers, and mills, Durgin decided to adopt abrasive waterjet as the most flexible option. Now with multiple OMAX machines, Mainly Metals is…

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OMAX recently expanded its Intelli-MAX Software Suite with the release of Intelli-MAX 21. The new version – with a new fourth generation cutting model – was on display at EASTEC 2015. It not only optimizes tool paths automatically, but gives users precise predictability as to cutting speeds, taper, jet lag and other abrasivejet factors of…

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Building tomorrow’s engineers and machinists today is essential to advancing modern manufacturing. The OMAX Education Package is designed to help your educational institution teach new students about modern abrasive waterjet machining. A perfect fit for your school’s shop, lab, or research & development facility, OMAX abrasive waterjets can machine a wide range of materials, from…

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Looking to step into the world of abrasive waterjet machining? A factory-certified pre-owned OMAX or MAXIEM JetMachining Center might be just what you need. All pre-owned machines go through a 14-point inspection process and come with a factory warranty covering the machine for 1 year or 2,000 operating hours, whichever comes first. OMAX JetMachining Centers…

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Below are six basic tips/suggestions that shops should consider to ensure their waterjet machines operate at their full potential for maximum productivity. The tips encompass operators, machines, maintenance and software. 1. Training Operators are the most critical component in the abrasive waterjet cutting process. A machine is only as productive as its operator, so the better trained he or she is, the…

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